70 years of helping people to care for our ocean

David Pearton

Senior Scientist


Coral Reef Research


PhD (University of Washington)

Research Interests

  • Biodiversity and ecosystem functions of the subtropical and temperate reefs of South Africa’s east coast.
  • Current and potential future effects of climate change on the function and integrity of Southern African reefs and the capacity for adaption and acclimation of critical reef organisms.
  • Population and ecosystem connectivity along the east coast of Africa
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